Book your tickets for the BASA AGM, Industry Lunch and Business Forum

Published: 16 February 2023

This years Business Forum, AGM & Industry Lunch will be held at the cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton on Wednesday 22nd March. Members are welcome to book additional places for their guests and the cash bar will be open whilst the members only AGM is being held, before lunch. We are looking forward to hearing for our after lunch speaker Roger Martin-Fagg advise on the prospects for the UK economy!

**UPDATE**Can I use the UKCA mark on AVCP system 3 products tested by an EU notified body for the purpose of CE marking where this testing was done before 1 January 2023?

Published: 26 December 2022

In June 2022, the government announced an intention to allow manufacturers of construction products under AVCP system 3, whose products are tested by an EU notified body before 1 January 2023, to obtain a UKCA mark without having to retest through a UK-approved body. This was before the decision to extend the recognition of CE marking to 30 June 2025, In recognition that legislation has not been introduced to cover this issue, and until further notice, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) will not take enforcement action against any economic actor solely where the UKCA mark has been used on construction products tested only by an EU recognised notified body for the purpose of CE marking where this testing was done before 31 December 2022

PRESS RELEASE - Silicone Expo Europe The RAI Amsterdam - March 21 - 23, 2023

Published: 21 December 2022

**Early Bird ends 31/12/2022** The Silicone Expo Europe is a premier event for end users in the silicone industry looking to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and developments in the field. Taking place from March 21st to 23rd, this tradeshow and conference is the only one of its kind in Europe and brings together business leaders, industry professionals, and end users from various verticals in the silicone supply chain, including elastomers, resins, fluids, and gels.

UKCA Marking of Construction products - additional note regarding use of EUNB reports

Published: 20 December 2022

On 9th December DLUHC updated their guidance (see weblink on this post) and in an unexpected move appear to have reversed the guidance of 20 June 2022 in regards to historical EU NB reports and now state that valid UKCA marking will require any testing to have been carried out by a UK AB to affix UKCA marking by the new date where the government intend to legislate to cease recognition of CE marking as an alternative to UKCA marking.

Urgent update - DLUHC confirms that CE marking of Construction products will be recognised in GB until 30 June 2025

Published: 09 December 2022

On 9th December the DLUHC website guidance was finally updated to confirm that the government intention is now to end recognition of the CE mark in GB on 30 June 2025 and not the previously advised 31/12/2022. They also confirmed that the previous BASA opinion that current rules, which allow for continued recognition of the CE mark, will remain in place until legislation is laid to end recognition of the CE mark.

EPR data SI laid before Parliament

Published: 23 November 2022

Any doubts over whether EPR will go ahead as planned have been dispelled by the publication of the data Statutory Instrument that has been laid before Parliament.

The General Court annuls the Commission Delegated Regulation of 2019 in so far as it concerns the harmonised classification and labelling of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder forms

Published: 23 November 2022

News that BASA members will find interesting is that the EJC has annulled today the COM Delegated act on TiO2 on the harmonised classification and labelling of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic substance by inhalation in certain powder form. We are now asking HSE whether the UK is likely to follow this annulment in respect of GB

RESPONSE NEEDED - BASA Member Benefits Survey

Published: 23 November 2022

Why do we need this? We want to understand the services and benefits that all the different member types value and use, and also to make sure that all job levels and roles within your company see the benefit of BASA membership.

CE extension: Clarification in regards to Construction Products

Published: 21 November 2022

BASA were informed by OPSS (Office for Product Safety and Standards) on 14th November 2022 that HMG intended to introduce legislation to continue recognition of the CE marking until 31 December 2024 but that this update did not apply to construction products. In the context of UKCA marking for construction products we have been told to expect ‘imminent’ Construction Products information from DLUHC to clarify this but in the meantime you should note that the current legislation in force in the UK in respect of GB has no deadline to end recognition of valid CE marking as an alternative to valid UKCA marking for adhesives and sealants. Recognition of CE marking will continue indefinitely until new legislation is introduced to enforce any end date, regardless of any previous 'intentions' stated on guidance.

Change to biocides law

Published: 17 November 2022

BASA, The British Adhesives and Sealants Association welcomes the change to the law for biocidal products in GB.

Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Published: 09 September 2022

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the Royal Family, after the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. As we are based in the UK, with BASA members from both the UK and the wider Commonwealth, as a mark of respect we will be halting all external communications and social media posts. May The Queen rest in peace and long live The King.

Safe use of diisocyanates/PU training - updated information

Published: 06 September 2022

The restriction on diisocyanates was adopted on 4 August 2020, by the European authorities under REACH, targeting respiratory and dermal sensitisation potentially caused by diisocyanates. The new restriction requires training prior to use of diisocyanate. The EU REACH Regulation was brought into UK law on 1 January 2021 (known as UK REACH). In addition, the restriction on diisocyanates (EU 2020/1149) was carried into UK legislation, unchanged from the original EU regulation. It was subsequently modified by SI 2021 No. 904 Part 2 Regulation 8 on 30 September 2021 to make the restriction operable in a GB-only situation.

Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - deadline approaching

Published: 23 August 2022

Welcome to a golden opportunity to work with the UK’s finest future engineering talent! Every year The Smallpeice Trust searches for outstanding Year 11 STEM students to receive their prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship - designed to support and encourage future leaders in engineering.

BEIS Consultation Choice on units of measurement: markings and sales

Published: 28 July 2022

The government is committed to reviewing the current law to identify how more choice can be given to businesses and consumers over the units of measurement they use for trade, while ensuring that measurement information remains accurate. BASA Members may feel that, in our sector, a reversion to imperial units is unhelpful and so we would encourage you all to submit responses to this consultation to make sure that your views are heard

URGENT UPDATE - Use of EU NB Reports Under AVCP3 for UKCA Marking

Published: 22 June 2022

The government announced on 20th June a range of changes to make it simpler for businesses to apply new product conformity markings for most products placed on the market in England, Scotland and Wales. Some of the key points in the updated guidance have been included on the post on the Members area of the website (CPR Task Group)

Update on Annex VIII of GB CLP - new post on PC Task Group

Published: 22 June 2022

Despite the Government’s intention not to retain Annex VIII of the EU’s Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulations in UK law, we were informed in February 2022 that Annex VIII has been inadvertently retained following the UK’s exit from the EU. The Annex VIII within GP CLP is therefore currently in force. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and its executive agencies, supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), are now working to rectify this error.

HSE manufacturing eBulletin: 11 May 2022

Published: 31 May 2022

Make UK has joined HSE's Working Minds campaign as an official partner to raise awareness of how to prevent work-related stress and encourage good mental health in manufacturing.